Niche Academy Platform Release Notes

last updated 03/17/2023
Known Issues

  • Unable to approve access request if request is from an academy admin
  • learner email does not display on learner report table if GDPR is enabled
  • Unable to post feedback to activity approval or rejection
  • In learner report, when selecting a learner and then reviewing tutorial submission, back arrow opens to empty table
  • Link styling in the editor does not update colors, sometimes making it difficult for learners to see the difference between text and a link.

Hotfix release (Mar 15, 2023)

  • bugs fixed:
    • Unique tutorial trial URL 
    • Back button from subcategory and clicking on unique subcategory URL resulted in error message
    • Supervisors with widget access were unable to create widgets, even though permission was granted. 


Release (Mar 1, 2023)

  • Feature Released:
    • Tutorial Trial Set-up (beta): New feature that will allow organizations to create free trials of specific tutorials to send out to specific learners can try out paid tutorials before purchasing them for themselves or their organization. 
  • Improvements:
    • UI updates: added some new styling to the shadows and animations throughout the platform
    •  Updated toasters: changed styling and text of the pop-up that appears on the platform
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Scrolling in the text response when viewing the survey report is not working
    • Re-subscribe an academy for paid tutorials does not work
    • Add/Remove button sporadically works in the marketplace
    • Unable to switch from edit mode to learner view when working on an activity in tutorials
    • The tutorial report shows a slowdown of 30+ seconds when clicking to assign tutorials to learners
    • Unable to delete a custom certificate from the academy level in general settings
    • Email in the learner report is not clickable for users that have not finished creating their profile
    • Unable to restore academy after deletion in organization view from the archived table

Hotfix release (Feb 14, 2023)

  • bugs fixed:
    • When setting allowed domains, recently added domains do not display on table.
    • Learner name missing from certificate of completion
    • Learner name or email does not display on learner report after inviting to academy 


Hotfix release (Feb 7, 2023)

  • bugs fixed:
    • Unable to move lessons from the overview section to other sections in the tutorial
    • The scrolling feature in the reusable content report not working for collections with several elements
    • In the survey report, while reviewing submissions, stars are clickable.
    • Unable to delete newly invited learners from the learner report
    • Missing lessons from shared tutorial

Release (Feb 2, 2023)

  • Feature Released:
    • Survey: New feature to allow to creation of surveys in reusable content. 6 different types of questions and user responses are kept anonymous. To learn more, click on the following link: How to add a survey to my tutorial
    • Reusable content report:  This report will allow academy admins to see how the items of their collection are performing across tutorials and academies. 
  • Improvements:
    • GDPR compliance: For our users in the EU and the UK will have their data stored in servers physically located in the EU. Users will also be able to delete their own user data.


Hotfix release (Jan 23, 2023)

  • bugs fixed:
    • Asking the user to enter library card barcode, even when SIP2 has been removed from the academy
    • Team count is not being updated after removing learners from a certain team
    • Inviting a previously removed learner as an admin resulting in an error message.
    • SIP2 location code not being passed to the ILS

Hotfix release (Jan 3, 2023)

  • bugs fixed:
    • Child tutorial settings cannot be modified by the admin of the child academy. 
    • Grades in D2L are not syncing with the completion of tutorial.
    • The required comments feature in the discussion not working.
    • The reminder email contains an invalid link to the tutorial.
    • The shared tutorial report shows additional characters at the beginning of the tutorial titles.

Hotfix release (Dec 1, 2022)

  • bugs fixed:
    • The embedded e-learning file not showing as completed as 100% even though all elements have been completed. 
    • Front-end radio buttons are different sizes.
    • Changing the size of the widget doesn't reflect in the live website. 
    • unable to clear SIP2 credentials using the clear button. 
    • title of the elements in a sequence do not save after refresh.

Release (Nov 24, 2022)

  • Feature Released:
    • Tutorial template: allow academy tutorials to be copied when setting up a trial academy. 
  • Improvements:
    • Angular 14 update
    • CEU sorting: Allow admins to sort by CEUs in the learner report.
    • Updated test cases: Automatic testing scenarios updated with best practices to accommodate changes with angular 14 and future updates. 
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Shared tutorial report missing data from elements that were originally collections. 
    • SIP2 setup errors: Connect button will not always appear and the clear button does not remove data from setup.
    • The button to add closed captioning does not appear in certain screen sizes. 
    • copy icon in widgets does not work.
    • add element button in sequence missing when you scroll.
    • In organization management, the add academy icon is missing for super admins.
    • View count missing for reusable content that was viewed in child tutorials. 
    • Reordering does not stick after switching to learner view and refresh.
    • Discussion comments do not appear in learner report but do appear in tutorial report view. 

Release 13 (Nov 16, 2022)

  • Feature Released:
    • Sub-Categories: Admins can create sub-categories within current categories to better visually let learners know about similar categories. 
    • Academy wizard 1.0: allow users to set up their trial academy (beta)
  • Improvements:
    • Organization academy limit: Super admin feature that allows limiting the number of academies that an organization can create. 
    • Unpublished tutorials cannot be retaken: If an admin unpublishes a tutorial, learners will be unable to retake the tutorial. The learner will still be able to review tutorial if they like. 
    • Add enrollment date column to the learner report.
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • CSV file for the learner download report will change to text file type if the learner's name has special characters.
    • The assignment email contains a link that was not stylized to indicate that the link is clickable. 
    •  Phantom elements in the tutorial do not allow the tutorial to be marked as completed.
    • The usage stats table is not correctly reflecting completion data from tutorials. 
    • Users could not update their email addresses if the new email they wished to use was invited to Niche Academy.
    • The overdue icon appears for learners in the learner report that do not have any overdue tutorials to be completed. 
    • Error on fetching courses that have an invalid id.
    • Unable to enable certificate of completion on tutorials if setting from the academy settings rather than the tutorial settings.

Hotfix Release 12.1.1 (Oct. 28, 2022)

  • Bugs fixed:
    • SRT file was not able to be added to videos.
    • Scroll not working on teams page.
    • back arrow takes learner to category menu instead of back to the pathway menu.